Friday, February 7, 2020

Artist Paints Realistic Animals and Detailed Portraits with Threads


Olga also known as TeplOlino is an artist from Pskov, Russia. These embroidered brooches, bracelets, and necklaces are called "boho ornaments" by the artist. These hand-made pieces often feature animal portraits and floral inspired designs. Olga's work is not limited to that, the artist recreates the masterpieces by painting them in threads, for example Gustav Klimt’s apple gardens, Modigliani’s women portraits and Frida Kahlo's portraits.

The artist captures the fur, feathers, and scales with stunning attention to detail that makes the embroidered pieces look almost real!

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Found Stones Transformed into Beautiful Hand-painted Key Holders


Vijolcenne is an artist who paints on stones, transforming them into masterpieces. Based in Pescara, Italy the artist collects the stones from the beach of Adriatic Sea. The flat and smooth surface of the stones are primed and painted with acrylic colors in folk-style inspired designs and intricate patterns. Each stone is given a protective coating of clear finish sealer. The stones are painted with owls, houses, human portraits, and floral designs in a color palette that ranges from pastels to bright colors. 

You can visit her online store for painted stones that are sold individually, and for wall art and key holders that will bring a smile to face every time to reach for that key.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Swoon Worthy Handcrafted Wooden Bags by Taras Khodan

Taras Khodan is an artist from Ukraine who makes unique handbags for both men and women, and accessories with wood. Each bag is handmade out of wood which is then hand carved with beautiful designs and patterns. The intricate designs are hand painted with bright colors that pop against the  natural wood. Every item is covered with waterproof lacquer for long term durability.

The bags are generously sized to accommodate phone, credit cards, keys and cosmetic. Every bag has a couple of magnetic closures for ease. You can find the bags shown above and more along with handcrafted bowties on the artist's online store WoodAccessoriesGonTa.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Edge Sculpture by Matt Buckley

Edge Sculpture is a collection designed and sculpted by Matt Buckley the Creative Director of Robert Harrop Designs. Matt honed his craft by following in the footsteps of his step father, Robert Harrop and has accumulated over 22 years of experience in sculpting.

The collection includes a range of animals including owls, a penguin, a giraffe, a hare, a puffin and other creatures from both real and imaginative world. Each piece begins with an in-depth research on the subject followed by a sketch. Once that done, Matt and his team mould the shape, cast it in a mix of marble resin, add details by hand painting and finishing touches. You can read in detail about the process here.

The finished sculpture consists of several fragments, a dramatic mix of form, light and texture. When I first saw the images of Matt's sculptures, I envisioned them to be life-size but in reality they are about 8 to 15 inches in height. 

You can follow Matt on Facebook for new videos, upcoming events and new products.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Woodland Inspired Artwork Painted With Hundreds of Layers

Mandy Higgs is a self-taught artist from Ontario, Canada. She primarily paints floral and fauna, focusing on the rich woodland, in deep acrylics. "Follow me along a moonlit path. Into the deepest heart of the autumn woods. Where burnished moonflowers and twinkling lanterns light our way." She paints layer by layer which gives her work a realistic feel, her painting can have upto 300 layers! She decorates her work in her signature style by finishing it with gold, copper and silver leaf.

You can find art prints and originals that often come framed in stunning antique frames in her online store.